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Wine to Restock the Cellar

Happy New Year Leschi! Did the holiday celebrations deplete your cellar? Now is a great time to restock. In the event you missed out on some of the recently high profiled wines, here is a recap of some of the wines that are still available from the always coveted Wine Spectator Top 100. A great way to fill that cellar back up with proven winners. Here are five.

2015 Château de St. Cosme Gigondas ($39.99)

#5 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2017

A textbook version of the brawny side of Gigondas, offers a grippy alder bass line underneath layers of dark currant and fig fruit, while lots of tobacco, rosemary and bay leaf fill in throughout. Muscular and energetic, this is built for the cellar. Best from 2019 through 2030. 95-points. (At deadline, there were still a couple available!)

2015 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape ($131.99)

#14 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2017

This offers a drop-dead gorgeous core of cassis and raspberry pâte de fruit flavors that hold center stage but still allow notes of Lapsang souchong tea, anise, incense and shiso leaf to chime in. Very long, with a sublime feel through the mineral-tinged finish. So seductive already, but this should cruise in the cellar. Drink now through 2040. 98-points.

Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley NV ($19.99)

#25 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2017

A voluptuous, expressive sparkler, with floral red apple, brioche and cinnamon spice aromas and rich, vibrant flavors that finish on a luxurious note. Drink through 2018. 92-points.

2014 Quinta De Cabriz Red Dão Portugal ($7.99)

#46 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2016

"A crisp and minerally red, with concentrated flavors of dark cherry, roasted plum and dried raspberry, layered with rich, spicy notes. White chocolate details show on the finish, accented by hints of pepper. Drink now through 2020. Best Buy.” 90-points.

Chartogne-Taillet Brut Champagne Cuvée Ste. Anne NV ($36.99)

#87 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2017

A bright, finely meshed version that shows beautiful harmony throughout, offering flavors of Gala apple, spring forest, almond pastry and lemon curd riding the creamy mousse. Lasting, spiced finish. Disgorged February 2016. Drink now through 2022. 92-points.